African Pygmy Hedgehog


Mammal | Western Africa

Animal Info

Also known as four-toed hedgehog, when threatened, they can roll their bodies into a ball forcing quills in all directions. When relaxed, their bodies can reach seven to nine inches long.


In the wild: Bugs

At the Zoo: Bugs


Desert, dune, scrub forest

Conservation Status

International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) – least concern